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who is a prisoner now

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who is a prisoner now

Who is a Prisoner Now
My back yard has high walls and is like sun trap, I sit here and 
get a tan in winters... the walls, cracked, need a lick of paint. 
I can see a map of Europe, lakes, rivers and open plains 
where wolves roam and hunt elk, and man shot wolves. 

The map changes I now see the Caribbean and the Islands 
dotted about. When I was on a small tank ship years ago I had 
a chance to go ashore, visit and explore most of the Islands
.... mainly I fear, my interest was to meet lovely girls, of what
 these Islands have many, and with a few of them swam in
crystal clear waters of innocence.  I also had the sense to see
 those pearls of Islands in early morning haze.  

So many years ago, yet I remember Teresa, in Curacao, and that 
is a great recall, as the Island itself is rather flat and has little
 to offer of beauty, its only claim to fame is a big oil refinery and 
the largest camp of prostitutes I have ever seen. Anyway the sun is
setting and shadows erase my map, time to go in and lit the fire,
 but reminiscence of a time gone by lingers.    

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  1. Date: 12/10/2013 7:04:00 PM
    Hi Jan- Nothing like cement map that shows where you've been not where you're going. Dream on. I love it. kathy

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen
    Date: 12/11/2013 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you Kathy